Warner Bowing ‘Superman Web3 Movie Experience’ Multimedia NFT

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in partnership with content blockchain company Eluvio, has announced the DC superhero film “Superman Web3 Movie Experience,” the next installment of the WB Movieverse available for preview at https://web3.wb.com and opening for purchase on June 9. 

The “Superman Web3 Movie Experience” is a multimedia NFT for fans to own and to engage with the 1978 Richard Donner film. Through dynamic menu options based on iconic locations from the film, owners can watch the film in 4K UHD on desktop, mobile, tablet or TV, access special features, view image galleries and artist renderings by notable DC artists, discover digital easter eggs, as well as sell the experience in a community marketplace. 

The “Superman Web3 Movie Experience” will be offered  in standard and premium editions:

  • The standard edition ($30 for one week from 8 a.m. ET on June 9 to 7:59 a.m. ET on June 16) includes an interactive location-based navigation menu, Superman: The Movie Theatrical Version, previously released special features and an image gallery featuring stills and behind the scenes galleries.
  • The premium edition ($100 for 24 hours from 8 a.m. ET on June 9 to 7:59 a.m. ET on June 10) includes three different variations available for purchase separately, Truth, Justice, and Hope, each featuring an illustration of Christopher Reeves’ Superman from one of three DC artists — Ivan Reiss, Ben Oliver, or Bill Sienkiewicz. Each variation includes an interactive and explorable location-based navigation menu and three versions of the feature film — Superman: The Movie Theatrical Version; Superman: The Movie Expanded Director’s Cut; and Superman: The Movie Extended TV Edition — along with previously-released special features, and image galleries featuring costume and detail images from the Warner Bros. Archive and stills and behind the scenes galleries.

 

The “Superman Web3 Movie Experience” will include a free voucher code for a “DC3 Super Power Pack: Series Superman” from the DC NFT Marketplace, offering three randomly selected Superman comics with rarities from Common to Legendary. These packs are time-gated, open edition drops, limited to one per account. There will be new themed packs launching every few weeks.

Early access to all editions of the Superman Web3 Movie Experience will be available to DC Bat Cowl NFT holders at 8 a.m. ET on June 8, to DC3 holders at 11 a.m. ET on June 8, and to “The Lord of the Rings Web3 Movie Experience” holders at 2 p.m. ET on June 8.

The release of “Superman Web3 Movie Experience” follows the 2022 Web3 entertainment offering The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition) Web3 Movie Experience.”

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“For fans of this beloved and iconic film, Superman: The Movie is being released as an exclusive Web3 film and immersive digital collectible for the first time,” Michelle Munson, CEO and co-founder of Eluvio, said in a statement. “As part of the WB Movieverse, consumers can easily watch, collect and sell their film Web3 Movie Experiences on the blockchain, in the Movieverse marketplace. For Warner Bros., and the broader industry, Eluvio is honored to back this novel digital sellthrough experience for 4K films and premium video assets — all streamed from and backed by secure blockchain access and ownership on the Eluvio Content Fabric.”

The “Superman Web3 Movie Experience” will be available for purchase by credit card or crypto currency. 

To participate in this novel experience, fans can create a secure, easy-to-use media wallet that acts as a digital vault and enables consumers to stream and purchase content via credit cards or crypto wallets.

The “Superman Web3 Movie Experience” is powered by Eluvio. The Eluvio Content Blockchain provides a Web3 platform built for content. It enables Web3 native media experiences, allowing publishers and fans to directly enjoy and monetize shows, films, concerts, digital albums, digital collectibles, interactive and metaverse experiences, and more. Content creators, and their communities, benefit from a significantly more carbon-efficient and high-performance alternative to traditional platforms for content streaming, distribution, and storage, including 4K streaming, ticketing, NFT minting, and trading of premium content. Notably, in this experience, the core digital assets along with derivative NFTs are all on the blockchain, not just the token (NFT) itself. Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment and fans enjoy blockchain-backed access control and content rights enforcement, scalable attestation of ownership, smart contracts that enable distributed royalties, and content experiences that can even evolve over time, according to the release.

Advent Entertainment Launching Security Token for Consumer Profit Participation in Content

Advent Entertainment, a film and entertainment funding company, has launched the Advent Token, what it bills as the first digital security that opens the door for investors to participate in potential upside in future Hollywood movies, television shows and video games created by Advent Entertainment.

It will officially launch on Oct. 24, 2022.

Advent Token will be listed on INX ONE, “the world’s first and only fully regulated, end-to-end platform for listing and trading both SEC-registered security tokens and cryptocurrencies,” according to Advent.

“We all grew up with icons like Stan Lee. Can you imagine profiting from the characters he created? Advent Token allows you to join in the potential profits of Hollywood productions,” said Lee Baker, CEO of Advent Entertainment. “But our goal is so much more than potential future profits. Through next-generation technology, we aim to create a worldwide community which immerses creators and fans into film, television, music, and games using augmented reality, virtual reality, cryptocurrencies, digital securities, NFTs, the metaverse and Web 3. Join in production and creation. Bridge the gap between the digital world and the real world. See superheroes, speed-of-light jets, intelligent robots, and World War II fighter planes in the lobbies of theaters, at shopping malls, in restaurants and in your homes. Experience the movie and so much more.”

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The team of Advent includes Academy Award winner Keith Merrill and is led by Lee Baker and Jarom Sidwell, who have worked on projects such as Avatar, Avengers, Spider-Man, Race to Witch Mountain, as well as with Stan Lee. Advent joined forces with DIMA, known for its work on Oscar-winning Parasite and “Squid Game,” and Golden Loop Group, which runs a cryptocurrency wallet (GLG Wallet) and coin and is working with K-Pop, K-NFT and K-Comics. They are currently producing a television series called “Advent,” which is about the rise of artificial intelligence to save humanity. Consumers can join the production through the Advent Robots NFT collection, consisting of 11,111 unique robots based on the television series.

“We are very excited to offer the Advent Entertainment security token on INX ONE. They deliver to investors around the world an opportunity to invest in the entertainment sector on the ground floor,” said Shy Datika, CEO of INX, in a statement. “Advent is led by an extremely talented team with a solid track record of success, with some incredible names assigned to the issuance. Democratizing alternative investment opportunities is what INX does best and we look forward to the opening of the raise.” 

The Advent team has created a slate of film and television projects and plans to use security tokens, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, the metaverse, video games, augmented reality, and virtual reality to enhance consumer participation in the projects from start to finish.

“The plan is to see superheroes, animated characters, speed-of-light jets, intelligent robots, and World War II fighter planes in the lobbies of theaters and in your own home,” according to an Advent press release.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to Release ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ Movie as Multimedia NFT

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Oct. 20 announced the launch of the WB Movieverse with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Version) Web3 Movie Experience, or multimedia non-fungible token (NFT), available for sale beginning Oct. 21. A limited quantity of tokens (999) will be made available for purchase by credit card or crypto currency.

The release is the first in an anticipated series of Web3 movie offerings from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Working with blockchain technology operator Eluvio, Warner is the first studio to offer a major movie as a multimedia NFT and Web 3.0 release. The latter is considered a new generation of the internet that advocates for use of decentralized apps and heightened data privacy — moving users’ data away from a centralized platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Netflix or Prime Video, and to a personalized crypto wallet.

Available in either The Mystery Edition ($30) or The Epic Edition ($100), owners have access to the extended version of The Fellowship of the Ring in 4K UHD, including more than 8 hours of special features, image galleries, hidden AR collectibles, and themed navigation menus based on locations from the film, as well as the ability to own and trade the experience in a community marketplace.

“Fans of The Lord of the Rings can now acquire, participate and trade in a living media experience that will undoubtedly surprise and delight them,” Michelle Munson, co-founder/CEO of Eluvio, said in a statement. “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is setting a new bar for innovation in the distribution of home movies by demonstrating the potential of Web3 for consumer engagement, digital supply chain transformation, and new business opportunities.”

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was originally released in 2001 by New Line Cinemas from director Peter Jackson. The first of six movies in the franchise would go on to generate almost $900 million at the global box office, including $316 million in North America.

New NFTs of Anthony Hopkins Feature ‘Zero Contact’ Available

Vuele has announced two mass consumer drops of the feature film NFT Zero Contact, offering two different choices of NFT bundles to collect and trade on the platform. 

Vuele.io will allow consumers to purchase the “Exclusive Edition” NFT bundle for $59 on Feb. 22 and  the “Collector’s Edition” NFT bundle for $25 on Feb. 28.

There are 2,500 bundles of the Zero Contact “Exclusive Edition” NFT, which includes the feature film, a making-of featurette, a signed poster, and three randomly generated character trading cards. There are 25,000 bundles of the Zero Contact “Collector’s Edition” NFT, which includes both the feature film and poster (not signed).

Vuele’s soft launch in September 2021 offered collectors eleven NFT drops through OpenSea, bringing in revenue of more than six figures, according to the company.

Launched in 2021, Vuele, created by Enderby Entertainment and CurrencyWorks Inc.,is the first direct-to-consumer, full-length feature film viewing and distribution platform delivering feature films and digital collectible entertainment content as NFTs. Users will be able to become owners of exclusive limited-edition film and collector NFT content which they can watch, collect, sell and trade on the Vuele.io platform.

“We are seeing a lot of areas in entertainment exploring uses for NFTs and Blockchain, with Vuele we’re focused on engaging a fan base in a new distribution model, not to compete with the existing model but as an alternative,” said the film’s producer-director Rick Dugdale, co-founder of Vuele and CEO of Enderby Entertainment. “This is a new revenue stream similar to the way streaming created one or further back when studios were taking back catalogue titles and creating DVD box sets with bonus features. NFTs offer the consumer that same type of exclusive access and collectibility.”

To purchase the Zero Contact NFT bundles, viewers can create their Vuele account on Vuele.io and purchase with a credit card or crypto currency by connecting their digital wallet.

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Produced in 17 different countries entirely virtually during the pandemic, Zero Contact follows five characters based all over the world, connected only by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan Finley Hart (Anthony Hopkins, The Father). They are forced to work together to shut down Hart’s most secret invention, a machine that is either the solution to mankind’s problems or the end of life on Earth. 

Lionsgate’s Grindstone Acquires Non-NFT North American Distribution Rights to ‘Zero Contact’

Liongate’s Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired non-NFT (non-fungible token) North American distribution rights to Enderby Entertainment’s Zero Contact, a thriller released as the first NFT (non-fungible token) feature film for Vuele.

Grindstone will release the film in May after the NFT window.

Zero Contact follows five characters located all over the world, connected only by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan Finley Hart played by Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins (The Father). The characters are forced to work together to shut down Hart’s most secret invention, a machine that is either the solution to mankind’s problems or the end of life on earth. The cast includes Aleks Paunovic (“Hawkeye”) Chris Brochu (Soul Surfer, Recon) and Rukiya Bernard  (“Yellowjackets”) and Adrian Holmes (“Bel-Air”). 

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Enderby Entertainment went into production in December on back-to-back sequels for the franchise, filming in Antarctica as the first Hollywood film ever to shoot on the continent. The production will continue to shoot in 13 countries around the world, including Bolivia, Peru, Sweden, Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia and France. 

“We’re continuing to explore a new distribution model that includes an NFT window for feature films, and even more meaningful to partner once again with Lionsgate and Grindstone to release Zero Contact in this unique way,” said Enderby CEO and director Rick Dugdale in a statement. “After our launch on Vuele, we are continuing to break barriers with this franchise as we are the first production to film in Antarctica.”

Zero Contact is a mysterious, twisty thriller that will keep audiences guessing until the very end,” said Barry Brooker, president and CEO of Grindstone Entertainment Group, in a statement. “Featuring a powerhouse performance by Anthony Hopkins, we are confident that Zero Contact will keep moviegoers on the edge of their seats.”

CES Panel: Opportunity Abounds With Entertainment-Related NFTs

Some of the hot terms at CES 2022 are crypto, blockchain and NFTs (non-fungible tokens or one-of-a-kind digital assets).

In the entertainment space, NFTs are digital collectibles stored on a blockchain that can be everything from artwork to GIFs to social experiences to video content such as movies.

Speakers Jan. 5 on the “Creator Economy in the Context of Crypto” panel at CES discussed the opportunities in the space.

“From a Fox perspective, we see this as the future of media, a future form of content distribution,” said Scott Greenberg, CEO of Blockchain Creative Labs. The business and creative unit was launched last year by Fox Entertainment and its animation arm Bento Box Entertainment (“Bob’s Burgers,” “The Great North”) to provide content creators, IP owners and advertising partners end-to-end blockchain computer ecosystem solutions to build, launch, manage and sell NFT content and experiences, and fungible tokens, as well as digital goods and assets. Blockchain Creative Labs launched NFTs with Fox’s popular show “The Masked Singer.”

Scott Greenberg

“We’re also looking at launching TV shows this way,” he said, noting the upcoming launch of “Krapopolis,” created by Dan Harmon (“Rick and Morty”), will be the first ever animated series curated entirely on the blockchain. The series will have a dedicated marketplace that will curate and sell digital goods, ranging from NFTs of one-of-a-kind character and background art and GIFs to tokens that provide exclusive social experiences to engage and reward superfans.

Scott Zanghellini

Also on the panel was Scott Zanghellini, head of new revenue at WWE, which has partnered with Blockchain Creative Labs. Last April, WWE launched its first NFT with drops (releases of unique digital products) around its star The Undertaker. WWE followed up this summer with a drop for star John Cena. He noted that the WWE knows what its fans like via engagement at events, on social media, on YouTube and at other contact points.

“In terms of … putting out NFTs, we also know what the fan wants,” he said.

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Zanghellini said the WWE is looking to use its talent, its “super sauce,” to educate consumers who may not be as sophisticated or familiar with NFTs as early adopters.

“We can have the superstars of WWE explain to their fans, the way John Madden explained football … how to buy an NFT, how to engage, why it’s a value,” Greenberg added.

Blockchain Creative Labs is looking at a wide range of distribution models.

“We think there’s a huge opportunity for television shows and movies to be financed and distributed using Web 3 and the blockchain,” he said.

NFT Offering for Anthony Hopkins Film ‘Zero Contact’ Tallies Nearly $100,000

Global NFT (non-fungible token) distribution and viewing platform Vuele grossed nearly six figures with the feature film Zero Contact, according to the company.

Vuele brought in 32.86267 ETH (Ether cryptocurrency) or $93,435 with the release of 11 NFT “drops” of the thriller starring Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins. The “Platinum Edition” NFT drop alone sold for 20 ETH ($56,860).

Zero Contact is the first feature film NFT distributed by Vuele.

The “NFT drops mark an incredible new step for the feature film distribution industry as well as film collecting and fan engagement,” according to a company press release.

“In just these few short days, we’ve seen a community form around our film, enhanced fan engagement, and also proved a new revenue stream in the industry. We think this is groundbreaking,” Rick Dugdale, co-founder of Vuele and director-producer of the film, said in a statement. “Our goal was to earn the respect of the NFT space in order for us to create staying power and help blaze a new path for filmmakers. Not only is this now a proven distribution model, but we will be able to create new film financing structures moving forward.”

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Each winning NFT allows the lucky winner to be edited into the film with a personal Zero Contact shoot and edit. In addition, each winner receives signed digital artwork of the film poster, the “making of” the film, Crypto Generative Art by REMO x Dcsan and a Vuele “Golden Ticket.” The “Platinum” one of one winner also receives a walk-on role in the Zero Contact Universe.

Vuele NFT Film ‘Zero Contact’ Gets Release Dates

New global NFT (non-fungible token) distribution and viewing platform Vuele has launched the trailer for its thriller Zero Contact, the first NFT feature film release on its Vuele.io platform, as well as release dates or “drops” for different offerings involving the film.

Starring Best Actor Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Zero Contact was produced in 17 different countries entirely virtually during the 2020 global pandemic. It follows five characters based all over the world, connected only by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan Finley Hart (Hopkins). They are forced to work together to shut down Hart’s most secret invention, a machine that is either the solution to mankind’s problems or the end of life on earth. The ensemble cast also features Veronica Ferres, Aleks Paunovic, Chris Brochu, Lilly Krug, TJ Kayama and Martin Stenmarck.

It will be offered in several consecutive “drops” with new content for fans, including the exclusive “Platinum Edition” auction launching on the Vuele platform on Sept. 24. The 72-hour online auction of the premiere “1 of 1” drop will feature the opportunity for one winner to join the cast in a walk-on role for the Zero Contact Universe. For both “Platinum Edition” and “Elite Edition” drops, fans will also have an opportunity to be edited into the feature film. Additional drops of the film include the “Exclusive” and “Collector’s Edition” coming in October.

In addition, a “Golden Ticket” sweepstakes offers 100 early NFT fans each week to score exclusive free NFT bundles just for signing up at the Vuele.io site.

“Our platform is designed to offer something to high-end collectors as well as the everyday film fan,” said director/producer and Vuele co-founder Rick Dugdale in a statement. “The Zero Contact Golden Ticket offers fans an opportunity to explore this NFT world and start building their digital wallet to get comfortable watching and owning movies on this new platform. As the NFT market is driven by scarcity, we are offering a ‘1 of 1’ NFT for the film. There will only ever be one minted of its kind.”

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Vuele will offer multiple NFT Bundles for the Zero Contact feature film. Fans can sign up for more information at Vuele.io to receive notifications on auctions and bidding opportunities on the following:

 

Zero Contact Golden Ticket NFT Sweepstakes (ongoing, 100 per week to winners)

  • A digital “Golden Ticket” token providing access to the Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage, as well as access to the Collector’s Edition versions of the next three feature films to be released on the Vuele platform.
  • NOTE: Each week, 100 winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries, with the final draw on Sept. 30.

 

Zero Contact Platinum “1 of 1” Edition (72-hour online bidding begins Sept. 24)

  • Zero Contact Platinum Edition Original Cut, the only version ever to be minted, and will be the consumer’s to own (1 of 1 editions)
  • All-expense paid trip to visit the production set for Zero Contact Universe to meet the cast, crew and experience a day on the set (1 of 1 editions)
  • A walk-on role in the Zero Contact Universe, available to be utilized by yourself or someone else you nominate (1 of 1 editions)
  • Crypto Art, original generative art NFT by REMO x Dcsan (1 of 11 editions)
  • Personal Zero Contact shoot and edit, an opportunity to have yourself (or someone you nominate) professionally shot and edited into the actual feature film as one of the characters playing alongside Anthony Hopkins and the rest of the cast (1 of 11 editions)
  • Vuele Golden Ticket, a digital Golden Ticket token providing access to the Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage, as well as access to the Collector’s Edition versions of the next three feature films to be released on the Vuele platform (1 of 2,500 editions)
  • Zero Contact digital artwork of film poster signed by cast and crew (1 of 2,511 editions)
  • Making of the Zero Contact film (1 of 2,511 editions)

 

Zero Contact Elite Edition (48-hour online bidding begins Sept. 24)

  • Crypto Art – Original Generative Art NFT by REMO x Dcsan (1 of 11 Editions)
  • Personal Zero Contact shoot and edit, an opportunity to have yourself (or someone you nominate) professionally shot and edited into the actual feature film as one of the characters playing alongside Anthony Hopkins and the rest of the cast (1 of 11 Editions)
  • Vuele Golden Ticket, a digital Golden Ticket token providing access to the Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage, as well as access to the Collector’s Edition versions of the next three feature films to be released on the Vuele platform (1 of 2,500 Editions)
  • Zero Contact digital artwork of film poster signed by cast and crew (1 of 2,511 Editions)
  • Making of the Zero Contact film (1 of 2,511 Editions)

 

Zero Contact Exclusive Edition (NFT offering available Oct. 4)

  • Zero Contact digital artwork of film poster signed by cast and crew (1 of 2,511 Editions)
  • Making of the Zero Contact film (1 of 2,511 Editions)
  • Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage (1 of 27,511 Editions)

 

Zero Contact Collector’s Edition (NFT offering available Oct. 22)

  • Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage (1 of 27,511 Editions)

 

Vuele is a feature-length film and digital collectible viewing and distribution platform created by Enderby Entertainment and CurrencyWorks.

Lionsgate Inks NFT Deal With Tom Brady Company

Lionsgate July 21 announced it has signed a deal with Autograph, a non-fungible token-based (NFT) business marketing athlete’s collectible digital assets co-founded by NFL superstar Tom Brady.

NFTs have been around since 2017, but have risen in popularity recently in entertainment circles as a way for artists, content holders and businesses to better monetize their assets digitally. An NFT asset has a unique digital code embedded that enables the original owner to receive a percentage of sales whenever their prowess or content is sold to a new owner.

Lionsgate will launch Autograph’s entertainment vertical with several film and television properties. The first wave of collectible content will focus on movie franchises “John Wick,” “The Hunger Games,” “Dirty Dancing” and “The Twilight Saga,” in addition to TV series “Mad Men.”

“NFTs present a tremendous opportunity for mixed-reality world building experiences, deepening user engagement and interaction and fostering a community for our hundreds of millions of global consumers to create one-of-a-kind digital collections and Autograph is the optimal destination for this discovery,” Jenefer Brown, EVP and head of Lionsgate Global Live, Interactive & Location-Based Entertainment, said in a statement.

Autograph, which inked exclusive NFT deals with Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Derek Jeter, Naomi Osaka and Tony Hawk, in addition to digital sports entertainment company DraftKings. Woods & Co. will be joining Autograph’s advisory board to help market the platform and concept.

Anthony Hopkins Film ‘Zero Contact’ to Be Released as NFT on Vuele Platform

Enderby Entertainment’s Zero Contact (formerly 92), starring Anthony Hopkins (The Father), will premiere as an NFT (non-fungible token) on new global NFT distribution and viewing platform Vuele.

This is the first feature film acquisition for Vuele, the recently launched direct-to-consumer NFT viewing and distribution platform. On the platform, users via NFTs are able to become owners of exclusive, limited edition film and collector content which they can watch, collect, sell and trade (as consumers can with physical discs, for instance) on the vuele.io platform. Vuele is the first direct-to-consumer, full-length feature film viewing and distribution platform delivering feature films and digital collectible entertainment content as NFTs.

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“Everything about this film is unconventional, from the way we shot the film using Zoom and remote production to its distribution on the first global NFT platform,” stated producer Rick Dugdale, who also makes his directorial debut with the feature film. “We’re thrilled to bring a film of this magnitude with the star power of Anthony Hopkins as our first release on Vuele.”

Produced in 17 different territories entirely virtually during the 2020 global pandemic, Zero Contact follows five characters based all over the world, connected only by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan Finley Hart (Hopkins). They are forced to work together to shut down Hart’s most secret invention, a machine that is either the solution to mankind’s problems or the end of life on earth.

Vuele is a joint venture between Enderby Entertainment and CurrencyWorks operated by CurrencyWorks.